PORTAGE | The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) has drafted a revised Public Participation Plan, updating the Public Participation Plan that was adopted in 2007. The new Plan reflects NIRPC’s continuing commitment to reach out to and engage residents in the regional planning and decision-making processes relative to NIRPC’s three planning domains of transportation, economic development and the environment.
The Plan has been in development for over a year, with the advice and guidance of stakeholders. The most recent draft Plan was issued in May after extensive public review. Several NIRPC commissioners have volunteered to sit on an ad hoc sub-committee to hear concerns of the group Everybody Counts regarding this Plan.
The first public meeting of the ad hoc sub-committee took place on July 2, during which a second public meeting was planned to review input received. This meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at NIRPC’s office at 6100 Southport Road in Portage. The findings of the ad hoc sub-committee will then be presented to the NIRPC Commission. The calendar for Commission meetings may be found on NIRPC’s website at www.nirpc.org.
NIRPC is the Metropolitan Planning Organization and regional council of local governments for the three counties of Northwest Indiana. NIRPC provides the forum for local elected officials, regional, leadership, and citizens to address regional issues relating to transportation, the environment and community and economic development. NIRPC seeks to develop consensus solutions with the broadest participation.
For more information, please contact NIRPC at 219-763-6060. TTY users may call 711.